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What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

Create a USB memory stick with system recovery tools in Windows 7

By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to create a system repair disc on a CD or a DVD, and all it takes is a few clicks. However, Windows 7 does not give you an option to create a bootable flash memory stick with system recovery tools on it. There is no built-in tool for...

5 best alternatives to Windows Live Mail (free and paid)

Microsoft decided to terminate Windows Live Mail and using it is not recommended although you can still do it. Windows Live Mail has not received any updates since 2012 and, what is even worse, if you have an Outlook.com or Hotmail.com email account, you cannot use...

Why do I have two OneNote apps on my Windows 10 tablet or PC?

Have you heard of OneNote, the note-taking service from Microsoft? Did you try one of the OneNote apps, on your Windows computer, iPad tablet, Android smartphone, or other similar devices? If you are a OneNote user, on your Windows 10 computer, you will notice...

Google Chrome 64-bit: Is it better than the 32-bit version?

What's your favorite web browser? Are you, by any chance, using Google Chrome? Do you use Chrome 64-bit or Chrome 32-bit? If you are still using the 32-bit version but your Windows is 64-bit, you should consider switching to the 64-bit Google Chrome as well. Do you wonder which is...

Ten reasons why the Task Manager rocks in Windows 10 (and in Windows 8.1)

The Task Manager has always been one of the most useful tools in Windows, but it has also been one of the most boring ones. Fortunately, that was a thing of the past, as the new Task Manager from Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 went through a major overhaul. Now it looks...

How to download and install Internet Explorer 11 for Windows

Although Microsoft Edge is slowly but surely taking the place of Internet Explorer 11, at least in Windows 10, Internet Explorer is still used by many people. Many businesses haven't upgraded their operating systems and web apps and have to keep using Internet Explorer. If you...

How to change what the Power or Shut Down button does when you press it

Some users do not use the Shut down button from the Start Menu to power off their Windows computers. Instead, they prefer to use the hardware power button found on their PCs and devices. If you are such a user, you might want to change the default behavior of the...

9 ways to start Internet Explorer in all Windows versions

Have you ever wondered in how many different ways you can open Internet Explorer? Did you find yourself in a situation where you just couldn't find a shortcut for it and had no idea how to launch it? It's a common problem with many solutions to it. If you are curious to...

Simple questions: What is exFAT and why is it useful?

Did you hear about exFAT? It is the new kid in town when it comes to file systems that are used on flash drives and mobile devices. If you are both a Windows and a Mac OS user, you are probably familiar with exFAT, but if you are not, chances are you have never used...

Microsoft ships the new Surface Pro. 11 things you need to know!

As of June 15th, 2017, Microsoft ships the new Surface Pro, which everyone thought would be named Surface Pro 5. Microsoft has decided to quit numbering this device, and it offers a new version, without any number attached to its name, but with many improvements. If you want to...

Which is the best startup manager for Windows?

Some of our readers asked us to recommend the best programs for managing the Windows startup. We listened to their request, and we did some thorough testing on the subject. Now we are ready to share our recommendations for the best startup managers we have found on the internet....

Simple questions: What is PPI and does it matter?

Have you ever wondered what PPI is? Maybe you've heard companies talking about high DPI screens and wanted to know what that is? Why are some manufacturers bragging about their high-end devices with huge pixel density screens? Why does PPI matter so much, especially when...

How to burn discs in Windows, using File Explorer or Windows Explorer

What desktop app do you use to burn your data to DVDs, CDs or Blu-Ray discs? If you are thinking Nero, Roxio, Power2Go or any other third party application for Windows, you might be interested to know that you also have a free option built right into your operating system. Both...

How to find the largest files on your OneDrive that are eating storage space

Is your OneDrive quickly remaining out of space? Does OneDrive annoy you saying that it is almost full, with little or no space remaining? You can choose to purchase an Office 365 subscription so that you can increase the space that is available or you can find the largest files on...

How to embed videos into your PowerPoint presentations

If you had to hold a presentation at work or school, you probably know how important is to make your presentation attractive to keep your audience's attention until the very end. When you need to make a point about something, a video might just do the trick. PowerPoint allows you to...